The UK Feed-in-Tariff

Posted on September 3rd, 2015

Last week the UK government announced it was to reduce the Feed-in-Tariff subsidy as part of a comprehensive review of the scheme which has been in operation in the UK since 2010 and covers small and medium scale renewable energy … Continue reading

Wind Power continues to innovate

Posted on August 21st, 2015

A new method to test the durability of wind turbines and assist in predicting their lifespan has been developed by engineers from the University of Sheffield. Wengu Chen a Mechanical Engineering research student developed the technique using ultrasonic waves to … Continue reading

Renewable Energy: Home and abroad

Posted on August 6th, 2015

Last week the Department of Energy and Climate Change published its yearly Digest of UK Energy Statistics for 2014. Within it the statistics show that electricity generated from renewable sources increased by 21% in 2014 compared with 2013 and supplied … Continue reading

Setting a clear path for inexpensive clean energy

Posted on July 24th, 2015

The UK Government’s controversial decision to axe the carbon zero home standards has motivated over 200 businesses to call on the Chancellor to reverse the decision and help reinstall investor confidence in the industry. Approximately 230 firms and companies including … Continue reading

Scotland seeks clarity

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Last week in Glasgow over two hundred representatives from the renewable energy industry met with Scottish Government ministers and officials to discuss the impact of the UK Government’s decision to end the Renewable Obligation subsidy for onshore wind early and … Continue reading

The Future of Wind Power in Scotland

Posted on July 9th, 2015

In last week’s blog we wrote of the record breaking run wind farms in Scotland went on from January to April 2015. New analysis of wind data commissioned by WWF Scotland and provided by WeatherEnergy has confirmed that wind turbines … Continue reading

Onshore wind continues to grow in Scotland

Posted on July 1st, 2015

Wind farms in Scotland have been breaking records again. From January to April 2015 they generated enough electricity to power over 950,000 households for a full year. In total 4,452GWh of electricity was generated in the three months from January … Continue reading

Global rise in clean energy investment

Posted on June 18th, 2015

Global investment in clean energy rose to near its 2011 peak last year to $310bn (£200bn). The significance of this being that there had been signs within the investor community the clean energy and in particular clean technology had run … Continue reading